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THE

Percy Anecdotes.

ANECDOTES OF GEORGE THE THIRD

AND HIS FAMILY.

Wish'd liberty
Ne'er lovelier looks than under such a crown.

He knew that those who would with love command
Must with a tender, yet a stedfast, hand
Sustain the reins."

JONSON.

HOUSE OF BRUNSWICK The House of Brunswick possesses such well-found claims to antiquity and importance, that it has engaged a more than ordinary share of the attention of genealogists and historians. The celebrated Leibnitz, who passed the last forty years of his life at the court of the Duke of Hanover, became the architect of a monument which this family were ambitious of raising to the glory of their name. His labours were published in several volumes, and laid the foundation of Eecard's Origines Guelficæ, in five volumes, folio. Muratori has illustrated the Italian branch in his Antichita Estense ; and our learned historian, Gibbon has drawn from these sources A Dissertation on the Antiquities of the House of Brunswick, published in his

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